RecycleMania is a 8-week long, friendly competition between colleges and universities nationwide. Each school registered reports on their waste and recycling practices to rank themselves among other participating peer institutions. The goal of RecycleMania is to motivate the campus community to reduce wasteful practices and improve recycling behaviors.
Volunteers are help plan, coordinate and execute the RecycleMania competition. Interested students should email the Environmental Center or stop by our office for more information.
Ever wonder where recycling goes? Well join the Environmental Center and US Green Building Council North Florida Chapter for a tour of Republic Services' recycling center. The 70,000 sq. ft. LEED-certified facility was opened in 2012 and is Jacksonville's largest recycling facility. The facility contains state-of-the-art machinery and equipment that can process almost any sort of material for recycling. Republic Services will provide lunch, but feel free to bring a bagged lunch. Please wear closed-toes shoes to participate in the tour.
Please register for the event on the USGBC website. If you are interested in carpooling from UNF, please contact James Taylor.
Enjoy an outdoor screening of the documentary “Plastic Paradise” on the Green. Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still somewhere on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does end up? Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth and yet it has become ground zero for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. Plastic Paradise is an eye-opening film that will make you question the ethics of our insatiable plastic consumption.This movie will be shown outside, so please remember to bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Hot chocolate, popcorn and other snacks will be provided. Please bring your own cup to help reduce waste!
The first ever Bin Wars will be hosted at the UNF Art Walk, which is part of Homecoming. Teams of students will be designing custom recycling bins that will be used to collect recyclables during special events on campus. Come out see what students create!
Calling all fellow Ospreys! Come take part in a morning campus cleanup with your friends at the Environmental Center. If you would like to help keep our beautiful campus litter-free, then this is a perfect opportunity to help make a difference at UNF. Please meet in the Student Union breezeway anytime between 9 and 11 a.m. Volunteers will be provided free coffee from Bold Bean and snacks from Sweet Theory for their hard work! No registration is required, contact Environmental Center Volunteer Coordinator Morgan Matchett for more information.
Join us at Student Arts Market, an annual fundraiser featuring student artists hosted by the UNF Rotaract Club.
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